Come and stay in Chicago, also known as the Windy City, where the fun just never ends. Your hotel is likely to provide amenities such as free parking, a free high speed internet connection, a top notch fitness centre, a large swimming pool, a fine dining restaurant, a stupendous business centre, concierge services and self service laundry. There is also likely to be an excellent airport shuttle service making your trip to and from the airport hassle free.
The first thing any culture vulture simply must do is head to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, one of the finest art galleries that the globe has to offer – from film and video to paintings, all the best artistic mediums are here to provoke thought and be enjoyed. It also has a 300 seat theatre, an excellent restaurant and a sculpture garden that boasts a dazzling all encompassing view of Lake Michigan.
Head to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum to experience solitude in lush green rooftop gardens. The exhibits inside the museum are absolutely mind boggling and perfect for children to enjoy – the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven is so heavenly ethereal, it’s unreal. If you love butterflies then you will be having the time of your life, as you will experience being in an enclosed area with over 1,000 of them floating around your head. The Judy Istock Butterfly Haven is open to visitors throughout the year.
Another great place for families is The Shedd, a water museum which features an Amazon River exhibit and an Oceanarium among other things. The place is known for its hard tenacious work and research that is aimed at conserving and protecting wildlife habitats.
The expansive array of great museums continues – the Chicago History Museum displays 22 million pieces that are part of the city’s great history. It is the perfect place to explore and covers significant topics such as the Great Chicago Fire and the Chicago Bulls. Speaking of the Chicago Bulls, sports fans should definitely try and catch a Bulls basketball game whilst in town. The Bulls have lots of great history behind them – they enjoyed enviable success in the 90s and are the team where the NBA’s most famous player of all time, Michael Jordan, made his name. An excellent place to have dinner in the Hillside area is Q’s Restaurant & Pizzeria where they serve pizza that is utterly divine.